Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thursday

I had an enlightening moment at the farm this morning.

There are two does visiting from New york for breeding. The three are down by the road in a horse corral. When I arrived, there was a nun in full habit. She was from New York, and had brought the does. We had a nice conversation, then I went about my usual routine.

Later, at break time, I had some grain left from the hill, and since the pen was by our break spot, I stuck my hand into the fence with some grain to make friends with the new does.

I had personally installed two strands of three inch electric horse tape over the 3 foot woven sire fencing to prevent the horses from leaning over the fence and destroying it.

Today I was wearing a pair of jeans that had the knee ripped out, and the bare knee was touching the wire fence, and then my chin touched the electric line. I was hit with 10,000 volts from my chin grounding out my knee, and was thrown several feet flat on my back, with a shouted swear. I laid there for several moments wondering if my heart was going to start beating again.

P and R came off the hill and thought the buck was out because they thought I shouted "buck!" ok, you get the idea. I took such a hit, there are three small burn marks on my knee and a good sized swelling along with some bruising.

The Firebirds soccer team made the playoffs and won their game today 4-1 in the rain.

I finally remembered to pull out my cam, but I had the speed settings off so anything moving fast is a little blurry. I sure don't see a future in sports photography! LOL

We are in all blue, the Firebird deetermined to keep the ball on the opposing team's side.


Here he gets some help from our ace forward.



On the way back from a goal! But why are their heads down?



Oh, they're a little winded!

2 comments:

~Tonia said...

OH NO!! That hurts!! I got hit a week or so ago. Aprils hip caught one little space as she was going through the gate after milking. There is a 2 inch space that has electric.. I had my hand on her back and was holding on to the Metal gate.. I couldnt even get a word out.. Just a loud Uhhhhh! It took all the sass out of me for a little bit. April ran thru the gate adn she Never runs! It definitely hurts! But that a serious fence if it leave marks like that And I thought mine was strong one!
YEAH for another win!!

~Tonia said...

OH NO!! That hurts!! I got hit a week or so ago. Aprils hip caught one little space as she was going through the gate after milking. There is a 2 inch space that has electric.. I had my hand on her back and was holding on to the Metal gate.. I couldnt even get a word out.. Just a loud Uhhhhh! It took all the sass out of me for a little bit. April ran thru the gate adn she Never runs! It definitely hurts! But that a serious fence if it leave marks like that And I thought mine was strong one!
YEAH for another win!!